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The Book Drop “The Jane” Subscription Box Review – August 2015

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The Book Drop “The Jane” Subscription Box Review – August 2015 Box

The Book Drop is a book subscription box from Bethany Beach Books. You can pick one of four different subscription options:

Book Subscription Options


This review is of The Jane subscription.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

The Book Drop “The Jane” Subscription Box Review – August 2015 Items

The Subscription Box: The Book Drop

The Cost:  $20 for the Jane/Ernest version, $16 a month for YA version, $13 for children’s version

The Products: One book selected each month based on the book-type preference you select.

Ships to: US

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The Book Drop “The Jane” Subscription Box Review – August 2015 Info

The box came with a note explaining why the book was selected, and a Bethany Beach Books bookmark.

The Book Drop “The Jane” Subscription Box Review – August 2015 Book

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi – Retail Value $15.99 (On Amazon for $13,41)

Book Summary from Amazon:

Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi’s literary debut novel is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one’s own fate that combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Lisa See.

In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school, and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age. As a son, she can attend school, go to the market, and chaperone her older sisters.

But Rahima is not the first in her family to adopt this unusual custom. A century earlier, her great-great grandmother, Shekiba, left orphaned by an epidemic, saved herself and built a new life the same way.

Crisscrossing in time, The Pearl the Broke Its Shell interweaves the tales of these two women separated by a century who share similar destinies. But what will happen once Rahima is of marriageable age? Will Shekiba always live as a man? And if Rahima cannot adapt to life as a bride, how will she survive?

The Book Drop “The Jane” Subscription Box Review – August 2015 Signed

I love that The Book Drop included a signed book this month – I hope the trend continues in future boxes!

The Book Drop “The Jane” Subscription Box Review – August 2015 list

This box also came with an Indie Bound flyer for additional book recommendations.

Verdict: I like that The Book Drop is starting to include additional perks for subscribers like a signed book this month, and the extra book last month. I also appreciate the thought that goes into picking the book each month – I can’t wait to read this one.

What do you think of The Book Drop?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I did it, I peeked. I was worried I’d be disappointed by the spoiler but now I am even more anxious for my box to arrive!!!

  2. There are two great foreign films about the same subject: Baran by Majid Majidi (a stellar Iranian filmmaker though the film is set in Afghanistan) and Osama (the first film shot in Afghanistan after the overthrow of the Taliban). I don’t subscribe to The Book Drop, but I’m so glad that this review brought the book to my attention.

  3. This sounds like a good book!

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